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Promoting Gender Equality in Agricultural Investments in Land in Africa

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This conference on the gender dimensions of agricultural investments in land aimed to strengthen the policy dialogue on securing women land rights in Africa and improve land governance and food security in West Africa.

Organized by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, together with the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Oxfam and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), participants of this event included national government representatives, Members of Parliament, industry representatives, civil society and academia.

The conference aimed to:

  • Understand the importance of promoting a gender equality and women’s empowerment approach to agricultural investment in land
  • Share recent research, learning and programming on gender and agricultural investments in Africa
  • Raise awareness on international frameworks promoting responsible investment in agriculture
  • Foster policy dialogue on women’s land rights

For more information, please see the agenda and background document below.

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  • November 30, 2017 - December 1, 2017

  • Abuja, Nigeria

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